Friday 3 February 2012
Restaurant Reviews–The Vanilla Pod, Marlow, Bucks.
I used to visit this tiny restaurant in Marlow every month with a friend who then moved to London, so it was great to go back there today. Unsurprisingly, to me at least, The Vanilla Pod was the 2010 Regional Winner of the Good Food Guide Reader’s Restaurant of the Year Award.
The Vanilla Pod is one of the smallest restaurants I’ve ever been to, serves wonderful food, has an excellently low priced set lunch menu and is not the place to take your toddlers, as it is extremely quiet, even when full.
I live outside London and there are many famous restaurants nearby, including The Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, The Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck, however I’m not interested in seeing and being seen, nor do I want a faint inducing bill, so it’s a real joy to visit a restaurant such as the Vanilla Pod where the emphasis is on good company, conversation and great food.
You must book if you want to go there, for lunch or for dinner, you might get lucky at lunch time but then again you might not Incidentally T S Eliot used to live here between 1917 and 1920. What more could you possibly want?